Saturday, October 5th
Gard Vintners Tasting Room
Jacqueline Tabor is an award winning vocalist who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest. This sultry alto has a voice that contains style, passion and sophistication. Expressive in her approach to a Jazz standard, she creates a memorable moment and lures you in wanting more.
A native of Bellevue, Washington, she was instructed by Jack Halm at Sammamish High School; A great jazz professor in the Bellevue School District and Seattle Pacific University. After graduation she studied Music and History at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she developed a deep understanding of the blues and the origins of jazz music.
“Jacqueline D. Tabor is an independent artist that must be discovered and experienced to truly enjoy the great skills and talents she possesses.” Robert Cunningham from the Lexington Jazz Music Examiner was wrote on April 24, 2012.
Influences include: Edmonia Jarrett, Diane Reeves, Eva Cassidy, Melody Gardot, Tuck and Patti, Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughan. I have to take a moment to thank all of my family and friends who I could not have done this without their love and support! Thank you!
In March 2011, Jacqueline Tabor won the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist competition at Jazz Alley. She followed up with a performance in Seattle’s sister city, Kobe, Japan, at Asahi Hall. Her debut album What a Wonderful World, with 13 interpretations of jazz standards, is now available online (jacquelinetabor.com).
Trained in her early years at Sammamish High School by Jack Halm, the vocalist was awarded first place for vocals at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Competition in three consecutive years, 1985-1988. She studied music and history at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she sought a deep understanding of the blues and the origins of the music she sings today.
Earshot Jazz :: 2011 Golden Ear Award Recipient :: NW Vocalist of the Year
Seattle Kobe Jazz Queen - 2011